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Australian Bank and Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities--An International Perspective

Author/Editor: Takáts, Elöd | Tumbarello, Patrizia
Authorized for Distribution: October 1, 2009
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Summary: This paper focuses on how the exposure to the corporate sector may impact the health of the Australian banking system. It also compares Australian banks with their international peers. Finally, it investigates banks' exposure to credit risk using the new Basel II Pillar 3 disclosure data. The analysis shows that Australian banks have remained very sound by international standards, despite the global financial turmoil. While the international downturn points to several vulnerabilities, the risks from the corporate and household sectors appear to be manageable.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 09/223
Subject(s): Australia | Banking sector | Banks | Corporate sector | Credit risk | Cross country analysis | Financial assets | Financial soundness indicators | Loans | Private sector | Risk management
Author's keyword(s): Australia | contingent claim analysis | bank asset quality | stress tests
 
English  
    Published:   October 1, 2009        
            Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2009223   Pages:   22
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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